The Asian Games scheduled to take place in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in September have been postponed until 2023 because of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Randhir Singh, the acting President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Friday.

The 19th edition of the multi-sport games, second in size only to the Summer Olympics, was scheduled to take place from Sept. 10 to 25 in the capital of Zhejiang province, around 175 kilometers southwest of Shanghai.

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